Can you imagine being heir to an estate worth forty billion dollars? Me neither.
But, what if we are heirs to an even larger fortune?
A recent encounter in the grocery store reminded me that I am, in fact, an heiress.
While I was collecting my change, the friendly grocery cashier sighed and said with a smile, “I want to be an heiress in my next life.” I laughed and made some blandly affirming comment.
But as I picked up my bag of bananas and hamburger buns, I corrected myself. “Actually,” I said, “as a Christian I believe I literally am an heiress now and for all eternity.” She nodded her approval, and after a moment of reflection said that she shared my belief.
Our Father is the owner of an estate that dwarfs that of the richest people on earth, and his children will inherit his fortune.
My grocery checker friend turned to greet her next customer; I went home to grill burgers.
Just another day in the life of an heiress.
“Now if we are his children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…” Romans 8:17
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
What do you think it means to “inherit the earth?”